I’m so angry, I’m trembling. How many more?
The Cleveland officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy on Saturday was a new officer who fired his gun within moments of arriving on the scene, according to surveillance video and police statements released Wednesday.
Tamir Rice was shot Saturday after police responded to a 911 call about a person who may have had a gun at a playground. He died the following day. Rice, however, was not carrying a real gun, but rather a toy airsoft pistol that didn’t have an orange safety indicator at the end of the barrel.
The grainy surveillance video released by authorities shows that Rice was shot less than two seconds after officers arrived on the scene. Edward Tomba, deputy chief of the Cleveland Police Department, said Wednesday that the officers called three times for Rice to drop his weapon.
The officer who shot Tamir Rice was 26-year-old Timothy Loehman, who joined Cleveland’s force…
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